Mayday 2021 Print Subversion in the Wapping Dispute

Thursday, 29 April

Mayday 2021 Print Subversion in the Wapping Dispute

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Screening (via Cytube, 7pm, link here)) and discussion (via Zoom, 8pm)
To celebrate Mayday 2021 and launch our online exhibition looking back at Wapping 35 years on, MayDay Rooms will be hosting a screening of Despite the Sun (1986) and a discussion with invited guests Roger Evans (Picket), Siôn Whellens (Picket), Cath Booth (NGA/Lesbians and Gays Support the Printworkers), Mark Saunders (Spectacle) and Kiran (Angry Workers).
Throughout May 2021 MayDay Rooms will host an online exhibition looking back at the Wapping Print Dispute 35 years on. The exhibition focuses on print as a medium and militant worker’s self-activity subverting print, to organise, build their own power and resources and communicate with workers in other branches of industry. Drawing on the tradition of worker correspondence, Picket Bulletin, provides a central example of how print was used to coordinate and circulate autonomous activity by striking workers. The exhibition will showcase new documents recently added to MayDay Rooms collections, featuring audio, film, posters, zines, journals and other printed matter.
The Zoom link will be emailed to you a day before the event. Please register here.

Date & Time: 

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00


  • film screening
Mayday Rooms
88 Fleet Street
United Kingdom

MayDay Rooms is an educational charity founded as a safe haven for historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture and the radical expression of marginalised figures and groups. It was set up to safeguard historical material and connect it with contemporary struggle.


  • book shop/info shop/library / discussion/presentation

opening times: 

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The first three Saturdays of the month 1-5pm.